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Los Lobos: ‘La Bamba gave us an identity crisis’

Best known for their global No 1 in 1987, the Los Angeleno band first emerged through the phlegm of the punk movement and are now returning to their rootsLos Lobos reached pop’s pinnacle in 1987 when their cover of La Bamba, recorded for a film of the same name, reached No 1 around the world. On their way up, and indeed back down the other side, the Los Angeles roots-rockers have mastered multiple musical styles during nearly 50 years together – from traditional Mexican folk to jump blues and av...
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26 funny books from the best voices in comedy, from Tina Fey to Samantha Irby

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The funniest books on our list include memoirs and essay collections from comedians and writers like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Ali Wong, Samantha Irby, Nora Ephron, Jerry Seinfeld, David Sedaris, and more. Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Reading a funny book is one of the most engaging, transportive activities there is. Below are 26 laugh-out-loud funny books, from memoirs and essay collecti...
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Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Jennifer Hudson to Play Central Park Reopening Concert

Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Jennifer Hudson are among the first batch of artists announced to headline the New York City “homecoming concert” in New York’s Central Park this summer. While the concert, taking place on the park’s Great Lawn as part of a weeklong celebration of the city’s reopening, was provisionally scheduled for Aug. […]
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Bruce Springsteen to play Central Park with Paul Simon, Jennifer Hudson

Bruce Springsteen will join Paul Simon and Jennifer Hudson as headliners of the big 'Homecoming Concert' set for August in Central Park.        [Author: Asbury Park Press]
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Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon to perform at NYC's Central Park

Bruce Springsteen will do a duet with Patti Smith, and Jennifer Hudson is also slated to hit the stage, according to reports.
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Duetting songbirds 'silence' their partner’s brain to coordinate the duets

Art Garfunkel once described his legendary musical chemistry with Paul Simon, "We meet somewhere in the air through the vocal cords ... ."
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Charles Grodin, star of ‘Midnight Run’ and ‘Beethoven,’ dies at 86

By Jake Coyle | Associated Press Charles Grodin, the droll, offbeat actor and writer who scored as a caddish newlywed in “The Heartbreak Kid” and later had roles ranging from Robert De Niro’s counterpart in the comic thriller “Midnight Run” to the bedeviled father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died. He was 86. Grodin died Tuesday at him in Wilton, Connecticut, from bone marrow cancer, his son, Nicholas Grodin, said. Known for his dead-pan style and everyday looks, Grodin also appeared in “Dav...
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Tens of thousands in LA County are overdue for second COVID-19 shot

While Los Angeles County continues to show progress in its COVID-19 vaccination efforts, figures released on Monday, April 26 showed that nearly 278,000 people in the county may be overdue for their second dose, possibly due to concerns about side effects or a belief that one shot is enough. As of last week, more than 4.4 million people in the county have received at least one vaccine dose, and nearly 2.6 million had received a second dose, according to Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. But...
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LA County reports 408 new cases of COVID-19, drop in hospitalizations

Los Angeles County reported 408 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths Sunday, April 25 though health officials said the relatively low numbers may reflect delays in weekend reporting. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals dropped from 444 Saturday to 407, according to state figures, while the number of those patients in intensive care rose from 101 to 103. Sunday’s numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,231,532 cases and 23,773 fatalities since the pandemic began, a...
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More coronavirus vaccinations available without appointments; LA County numbers still improving

Los Angeles County reported 443 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 additional deaths on Saturday, April 24, as health officials prepared to resume administration of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines after a pause due to concerns over rare instances of blood clots. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals dropped from 453 to 444, according to state figures, while the number of those patients in intensive care fell from 106 to 101. Saturday’s numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,231,...
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With federal hurdle cleared, LA County plans to restart Johnson & Johnson vaccine soon

Los Angeles County could be ready within 1-2 days to again administer Johnson & Johnson vaccines now that the CDC and FDA have given the official green light to resume those shots, Paul Simon, the county’s chief science officer said Friday, April 23. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday recommended resumption of administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, with warning labels. The decision clears the way for states to resume vaccination. The agency, along with the Food and Dr...
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Here’s what LA County is doing about the vaccine hesitant

With close to half of Los Angeles County adults now with at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine in their arms, health officials have become more confident the county will succeed in vaccinating enough people to prevent another massive surge in cases possibly taking place again like it did this winter. But while the county has made great strides so far in vaccinating workers and residents, there is a recognition that getting the second half of adults inoculated will not be as easy because they ...
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Clive Davis Sets Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, H.E.R., DaBaby and Others for Season’s Second ‘Pre’-Grammy Gala

Clive Davis has announced the second part of his virtual “Pre-Grammy Gala,” delayed from its original date of the night before the awards, with music veterans like Elton John, Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon set to join the invitation-only festivities, along with current hitmakers like DaBaby and H.E.R. The party will now take place Saturday, […]
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L.A. County reports 466 new coronavirus cases, just 3 deaths

Los Angeles County reported 466 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths on Sunday, April 18, along with a drop in hospitalizations related to the virus. Officials noted that the low number of deaths reflects a lag in weekend reporting. The number of COVID patients in county hospitals dropped from 486 Saturday to 470. There were 106 people in intensive care, down from 112 on Saturday. The latest numbers come one day after officials reported the county’s daily test positivity rate of 0.9...
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Coronavirus: LA County’s daily test positivity rate of 0.9% is lowest since pandemic’s start

Los Angeles County reported 527 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 additional deaths on Saturday, April 17, while the county’s daily test positivity rate of 0.9% is the lowest it’s been since the beginning of the pandemic. According to state figures — which are typically one day ahead of county figures — the number of COVID patients hospitalized in Los Angeles County dropped from 498 Friday to 486. That’s down from 512 on Thursday and 518 on Wednesday. There were 112 people in intensive care, down fro...
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Coronavirus: LA County on track for regional herd immunity

Los Angeles County is on track to vaccinating 80% of residents 16 and older against the coronavirus by the end of June, Paul Simon, chief science officer for the county’s public health department said Friday, April 16. Allocations of the vaccines are slowly inching upward to meet the demand. County vaccination sites administered 670,000 doses from April 4 to April 11, Simon said, reflecting a pace of 100,000 shots given each day. Of the 5 million residents 16 to 49 years old who became eligible ...
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Coronavirus: LA County aims to vaccinate 80% of residents by end of June

Los Angeles County is on track to attain its goal of vaccinating 80% of residents 16 and older against the coronavirus by the end of June, Paul Simon, chief science officer for the county’s public health department said Friday, April 16. Allocations of the vaccines are slowly inching upward to meet the demand. County vaccination sites administered 670,000 doses from April 4 to April 11, Simon said, reflecting a pace of 100,000 shots given each day. Of the 5 million residents 16 to 49 years old w...
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Residents 16 and older will be able to get coronavirus vaccines at LA city sites starting Tuesday

Residents aged 16 and over will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as early as Tuesday, April 13, at city-run sites in Los Angeles, officials said on Sunday, May 11. “Opening vaccine eligibility to all Angelenos who are 16 and older is a major milestone in our efforts to get more shots into more arms and defeat COVID-19 once and for all,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “We urge patience as we continue to ramp up our operations, obtain more doses, and enter this new phase of our campaign to en...
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LA County Reports 813 new coronavirus cases; more MIS-C found in children

Los Angeles County reported 813 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 additional deaths on Saturday, April 10, along with an additional 11 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals dropped from 508 to 492, according to state figures, which are generally a day ahead of numbers provided by the county. The number of COVID patients in intensive care ticked up from 123 to 125. Saturday’s numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,225,2...
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COVID-19 vaccine debate grows as more become available

Joseph Raya-Ward was set. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was for him. One dose and boom, done! “I wanted the J&J vaccine,” said the southeastern San Fernando Valley resident. “At the time, I was concerned about variants, and J&J was the only American vaccine to be tested against them. I’m also awful with shots and the idea of only having to do things once really worked for me. Knowing what we know now, I’d probably opt for Pfizer or Moderna, but I’m just happy to have it over with.” It’s not an u...
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LA County vaccine allocations lag on heels of Johnson & Johnson production woes

Los Angeles County will receive about 73,000 fewer vaccine doses next week compared to this week, mostly due to a reduction in the supply of Johnson & Johnson vaccines, which the county’s chief science officer Paul Simon said Friday was the result of vaccine shortages nationally. “We are concerned about the allocation, particularly the shortage of Johnson & Johnson vaccine,” Simon said. “We felt the effects here clearly. We really live week to week with what we know about the allocations.” The s...
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Dave Grohl Tells the Story of How He Wrote “Everlong”

Dave Grohl, like many rock musicians, does not come from a classically trained background. Instead he has an ability to write according to what sounds good, and where noodling around in the studio can bring great rewards. That’s where The Foo Fighters’ best song “Everlong” originates. In this 2020 clip from Oates Song Fest, Grohl tells the story of “Everlong,” and how it came to him in the studio one day in between working on the band’s second album. It started with a chord. “I’m not...
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Improving coronavirus stats continue as LA County rolls into Orange Tier

Los Angels County will ease its coronavirus restrictions at one minute after midnight, joining Orange County in enacting looser regulations now that both are in the orange tier of the state’s monitoring system. That means movie theaters, restaurants, churches, museums, zoos and aquariums can go from 25% to 50% of capacity, while gyms will be increased from 10% to 25%. Card rooms and family entertainment centers can resume indoor operations at 25% of capacity. The county will still enforce certai...
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LA County coronavirus numbers continue to ease as Orange tier awaits Monday

As Los Angeles County prepared to roll out significant changes in the days ahead, daily statistics continued to bolster the hope that the pandemic is loosening its stranglehold on daily life here. Public Health officials reported 40 new deaths and 839 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the county’s totals to 23,274 and  1,221,605, respectively. After dropping below 600 for the first time since March 2020 on Friday, the number of people hospitalized with the virus dropped by a tick, to 5...
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LA County’s evolving vaccine landscape: Racing to herd immunity before variants can take hold

More than 4 million doses of coronavirus vaccine have now been injected into the arms of people who live and work in Los Angeles County with more than 1.4 million now fully vaccinated. As a study this week showed, even one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine provides significant protection. The county was now vaccinating on average 80,000 people per day, putting it on track to achieve about 75% immunity by the end of June, officials said Friday. As of a week ago, March 27, 68% of those 65 and ...
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Paul Simon sells song catalog, joining trend of older songwriters

The sale is the latest in a string of catalog deals that includes the music of Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Neil Young and Carole Bayer...
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Paul Simon sells his entire song catalogue to Sony

Hits like Bridge Over Troubled Water, You Can Call Me Al and Mrs Robinson are included in the deal.
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Paul Simon Sells Song Catalog to Sony Music Publishing

Sony Music Publishing announced it has acquired the song catalog of Paul Simon, one of the most successful and influential songwriters of the past 75 years. The milestone deal includes Paul Simon’s classic songs spanning more than six decades, from his time as a member of Simon & Garfunkel, through his extraordinary career as a […]
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Officials, residents, business leaders look back to assess, learn from LA County pandemic response

One year ago this week, the Public Health Department seemed barely a blip on the minds of 10 million Los Angeles County residents. Then along came the coronavirus. Los Angeles County residents and business owners spent their days learning what impact government officials could have on lives and livelihoods. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer became a household name. We got to know Chief Science Officer Dr. Paul Simon, County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis and Department of Health Services Dir...
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LA County reports 538 new coronavirus cases, just one death

Los Angeles County reported 538 new cases of COVID-19 and just one additional death on Sunday, March 28, though health officials said the relatively low numbers and deaths may reflect delays in weekend reporting. The number of COVID-19 patients in county hospitals continued to decline, dropping from 669 Saturday to 655, while the number of those in intensive care increased from 166 to 178, according to state figures. Sunday’s numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,218,225 cases and 23,077 deat...
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